Arbi Recipe

Ingredients 500 gm arbi Mustard oil Pinch of hing 1/2 tsp ajwain 1/2 chopped onion Onion ginger garlic paste ( 2 onions, 4-5 medium garlic, 1/2 inch ginger) Pinch of turmeric powder Red chilli powder (as per taste) 1.5 tsp coriander powder 1 tsp garam masala Salt (as per taste) Steps1. Wash arbi and boil…

Karela/Bitter Gourd Recipe

Ingredients 250 gm karela/ bitter gourd Salt Mustard oil 1/4 tsp methi seeds 3 medium onions Steps Slice karela and add 1/2 tsp salt to it and mix Keep it aside for 30 mins After 30 mins, squeeze out the water from the karela, keep it in a separate plate, wash it twice and again…

Fara Recipe

Ingredients-1 cup chana dal4 chopped GarlicCumin seedsPinch of turmeric powder1/3 tsp Red chilli powderChopped green chillies (as per taste)Coriander leavesSalt1 cup rice flour1/2 cup lukewarm water For stuffing Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours. Drain water Grind this with garlic Put this in a bowl and add salt, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder,…

Rava Appe Recipe

Cooking Time: 20 mins ⏰ Ingredients 1 cup sooji 1/4 cup curd 1 pinch baking soda Salt 1 medium finely chopped carrot 🥕 4-5 finely chopped beans Oil Steps: Take sooji in a bowl and add curd Add some water to prepare a smooth mixture. Ensure that the mixture is of thick consistency only Leave…

Masala Kathal Recipe

Ingredients500 gm kathal Mustard oil Tez patta 3 onions 7-8 cloves of garlic 1 inch ginger Pinch of Turmeric powder 1 tsp red chilli powder 2 tsp Dhaniya powder 1 tsp Garam Masala Salt Steps: 1. Chop kathal and fry it in mustard oil. Add salt during frying and shallow fry till it becomes golden…

Bhindi Bharwa Recipe

Ingredients 10 Bhindi 1/5 tsp Dhaniya powder 1/5 tsp Sauff 1/5 tsp Jeera 1/5 tsp Kalonji 1/5 tsp Methi Seeds Salt Amchur Powder Red chilli powder Steps Dry roast sauff, jeera, kalonji, dhaniya and methi. Grind them in a mixie so that fine powder is obtained Add chopped onion and chopped garlic to oil. Saute…

Noodles in Black Pepper Sauce Recipe

We have thoroughly enjoyed our meats and sometimes our vegetables in the oozing hot black pepper sauce. That invisible hot air guzzling from your ears and nose clearly depicts the beauty of black pepper sauce. Ever thought of having noodles in them?Statutory warning: You need plenty of time, patience and a certain level of tolerance…

Masala Aloo Gobhi Recipe

A different style to cook aloo gobhi and this remains our favourite!Ingredients4 medium sized Potatoes250 gm CauliflowerOnion ginger garlic pasteSaltPinch of Turmeric powderRed chilli powder1 tsp dhaniya powder2 tomatoes1/2 tsp Garam masala Steps In a pan add oil and stir fry potatoes and cauliflower till they become golden brown. Add a little bit of salt…

Easy Chicken Biryani

Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes ⏰Ingredients500 gm chickenTez Patta2 chopped onionsGinger garlic pasteSaltPinch of Turmeric powderRed chilli powder1 tsp Dhaniya powder1 tsp Garam masalaRiceBlack pepper, green cardamom, star anise, cinnamon stick1/2 cup MilkLemon juice Steps In a pan add oil and tez Patta. Add chopped onions. SautĂ© till they become golden brown Add ginger garlic paste….

EASY LITTI CHOKHA RECIPE

Cooking Time: 1 hourIngredientsFor littiChane ka sattuChopped green chilliesChopped onionGingerGarlicAjwainKalonji (onion seeds)SaltJeeraMustard oilMirchi ka achaar For chokhaRoasted BrinjalRoasted tomatoBoiled potatoesChopped green chilliesGarlicSaltMustard oil Steps Mix all the ingredients for litti together Knead the dough using whole wheat flour. Add only a little bit of oil Roll into thin circles and stuff it with the sattu…

Palak Patta Chaat Recipe

Cooking Time: 30 minutes IngredientsBesanSaltRed chilli powderTurmeric powderPalak Patta (Spinach leaves)PomegranateCurdSevChopped green chilliesFor Imli chutneyImli pasteGingerJeeraSugarRed chilli powder Steps Take besan in a bowl and add salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Mix well and add water. Dip spinach leaves in this mixture and fry them For Imli chutney In a pan add oil…

Sabudana Khichdi Recipe

Cooking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 200 gm Sabudana50 gm Peanuts3-4 Chopped Green chillies1 PotatoJeera (Cumin Seeds)Ghee/ OilSalt Steps Soak sabudana in water for 3 hours. Do not add excess water, make sure that water is at the level of sabudana. In a pan add ghee, jeera and chopped green chillies. Add one chopped potato and…

Egg Curry Recipe

Cooking time: 30 minutesIngredients4 eggs2 medium Onions(0.5 for tadka, 1.5 for paste)4 cloves of GarlicGingerSaltRed chilli powderPinch of haldi1/2 tsp garam masala1 tsp Coriander powder (dhaniya powder)Coriander leaves Steps: Boil eggs, peal off the shell and fry it. In a pan add mustard oil and 1/2 chopped medium onion. Saute till it becomes golden brown…

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are a delicious breakfast item. Here we have tried to make them healthy and we have also given it a twist by adding some cocoa powder to the mixture! Follow the steps and enjoy the goodness of it with some honey, nutella or icecream! Ingredients2 cup whole wheat flour1 cup milk1 egg2 tablespoon sugar2…

And the search still goes on!

Life, they say is a treasure, and I say it is difficult to measure, For me, it is the search that started years ago, because in this sea of love my boat still rows. It waits for your island which is far away, “Be patient my boat”, I always say…. I search for you in…

Winter woes

The nip in the air is gone Sorry, the nip is very much here The enveloping cold Insulates me from the warmth And from love But it is tainted With toxic fumes. I sometimes wonder Will holding my breathe For a few seconds Every now and then Will stop this taint From spreading to my…

Drudgery

Hidden feelings lying in some corner, residual emotions tucked in another, desires still left unhindered, untouched they are, left to wither away.   Wither? I wish they were dead, devolving in the abyss moment by moment, I shun them to fade away in the dark, but they yearn to burst with the familiar.   So…

High on happiness

Forgotten I had About tender happiness The happiness of every precious moment Of a smile passed Of love shown Of a milestone won! This happiness that keeps coming in waves Swaying me with it Cascading through my sinews Like the colours of summer And the ecstasy of drizzles And my broken heart This bruised heart…

The silence between us

Gloom surround us With whorls of silence Waiting to envelope us In this depressive fall The silence that bonded us Is still not broken Not broken yet The sounds of this haunting silence Buzzes our ears Waking us from our dread And this unexpected slumber These rings of silence Long forgotten In our lost words…

Absence

This year began on a cold note, and I listen to the resolutions everyone quotes, A new beginning is waiting for me there, but I lack the excitement because you are not here. The winter continues to send shivers across, and I gather myself to overcome your loss. The icy weather coerces layers upon layers,…

AN ODE TO THE RAINY SEASON

As the earth bears the May heat,people yearn for an early treat,And the mighty sun keeps on unleashing its powers,Come June, and here comes the showers,A day or two of solitude passes,And then again, the timid clouds part away to make way for the arrogant sun,the twinkle goes from everyone’s face,as the sun continues to…

STILL THE SAME

I am still the same rose that grows by your side, and still the same drop of tear that flows from your very eyes, but you have found the orchids to make up your days, and pasted the fake happiness on your gloomy face. I am the same sun that wakes you everyday, and still…

Vodka tales – dedicated to Prarthana

I’ll not shy away from vodka I’ll have it in your memory I’ll drink it to your memories Because you live strong in my memories Wherever you are!